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Unhealthy Thinking Patterns: Should Statements

One of the unhealthy thinking patterns I struggle with the most (and the one I see many creatives struggle with often) is “should” statements. Should statements can tear down your confidence and sense of self-worth. They can demotivate you. They can take a demoralizing situation or circumstance and make it so much worse. In short, […]

Unhealthy Thinking Patterns: Personalizing

So far, we’ve talked about how negative focus and overgeneralization can cause your thoughts to take a destructive turn. Today, we’re talking about an unhealthy thinking pattern that can cause you to self-destruct: personalizing. What personalizing is Personalizing could also be called self-blame. It involves blaming yourself for something that was not your fault (at […]

Unhealthy Thinking Patterns: Negative Focus

We’re kicking off our series on unhealthy thinking patterns with a discussion on the pattern of negative focus. I think it’s very appropriate to start with this category of thoughts because it’s one of the most common unhealthy thinking patterns I see in people I know (myself included). What negative focus is Negative focus is […]

Unhealthy Thinking Patterns

One of the big messages we try to get across on Design.org is this: your thoughts can change your life. Thoughts are extremely powerful. They affect our emotions, our habits, our relationships, our sense of self-worth, and virtually every aspect of our lives. Our thoughts can work for us, but they can also work against […]